UPDATED: Giants’ Ronning is WHL, CHL player of the week

Ronning is close to breaking a team scoring record.

Vancouver Giants forward Ty Ronning has been named both the Canadian Hockey League and WHL On the Run Player of the Week, for the week ending Feb. 4.

Over the course of the Giants’ three victories last week, Ronning, a New York Rangers prospect, led the charge offensively with five goals and two assists for seven points in total.

On Wednesday, Ronning led all Giants with two goals and an assist in a 4-1 victory against the Calgary Hitmen.

He followed that up with another two goals Friday night in a 4-2 victory against Calgary, and chimed in with a goal and an assist on Saturday in Vancouver’s 5-4 victory over Medicine Hat.

Ronning was named the first star on both Friday and Saturday.

Ronning is currently enjoying a historical season with the Giants.

Through 52 games, Ronning leads the team in goals (47), points (64), power play goals (12) and insurance goals (7) and his 266 shots on goal are tops in the WHL.

His 47 goals ranks him second in the Western Hockey League trailing only Moose Jaw’s Jayden Halbgewachs. He’s one goal shy of matching Evander Kane’s single season franchise record for goals (48) and three shy from becoming the Vancouver Giants first ever 50-goal scorer.

Selected 15th overall by the Giants in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, Ronning has appeared in 267 career regular season games. During that span he’s notched 113 goals and 87 assists for 200 career WHL points.

After wrapping up an eight-game home stand with a 4-2-2-0 record, the Vancouver Giants (28-16-5-3) return to the road Wednesday for a battle with the B.C. Division leading Kelowna Rockets (32-16-3-1). The puck drops at 7:05 PM.

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